LET FREEDOM RING! Many Gather in Belen, New Mexico to Protest Restrictions on Churches

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We had such a wonderful service at FBC in Glenwood, New Mexico yesterday! Freedom of the Lord! It is not right to rule over God’s Church. It is not right for the government to try and get on the throne of God! Amen!

I am pictured with one of my best buddies ever Pastor David Schuum of FBC in Glenwood. Pastor David invited me to preach yesterday at his Church, it was such a blessing to be with folks that are, as I say, ‘salt of the earth.’ PS: Pastor Dave makes the best green chili corn casserole!!!!!!

AFA: ‘Despite Unconstitutional Government Edicts, Churches Across America Must Continue to Open and Remain Open’

KOB TV: Hundreds gather in Belen to protest governor’s restrictions on churches

‘Government Officials Continue to Unfairly Target Christians’ as Seattle Closes Park to ‘Let Us Worship’ Event

AFA: ‘Despite Unconstitutional Government Edicts, Churches Across America Must Continue to Open and Remain Open’

 

TUPELO, Miss. — As antifa members hurled rocks, bottles and Molotov cocktails at Seattle police last week, city officials focused their energies elsewhere in the city by fencing off a nearby park to keep the Christian organization Let Us Worship from peacefully assembling.

 

Walker Wildmon, vice president of operations and public policy analyst at American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net), which advocates for religious freedom, says the city’s choice underscores the growing threat to American religious liberty.

 

“The Let Us Worship movement is an inspiration and couldn’t have come at a better time,” Wildmon said. “As government officials continue to unfairly target Christians, it is all the more critical that we continue to participate in corporate worship with fellow believers. Despite unconstitutional government edicts, churches across America must continue to open and remain open.”

 

Officials obstructed the planned prayer and worship event from occurring because Seattle officials claimed it jeopardized the “public health of residents,” Fox News reported.

 

AFA noted that concern for the public health — or of Seattle’s police — seemed not to factor into the decisions of officials who indulged the violent antifa gathering nearby, which led to a police officer being assaulted.

 

AFA has rebuked local and state officials often this year for using COVID-19-related concerns as a pretext to abuse power by unlawfully restricting houses of worship from holding services.

 

Wildmon says instead of seeking permission to gather, Christians should embrace their constitutional right to do so.

 

“As Attorney General William Barr said a few months back, the Constitution is ‘not suspended in times of crisis,’” Wildmon said. “Instead of Let Us Worship, I suggest we begin calling this movement We Will Worship.”

 

Despite Seattle officials closing the park, Let Us Worship organizer Sean Feucht pivoted the event to become a “worship protest,” as Fox News reported, that gathered on Labor Day.

 

Feucht, a California-based pastor, who has organized more than 20 rallies nationwide, noted the irony that while police officers dealt with antifa members’ attacks, “the city focused their energy on our peaceful worship and prayer rally,” writes Fox News.

 

For more than 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission. Visit AFA Action Alerts here.

 

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Hollywood Couple and Leading Homeschooling Advocates Kevin and Sam Sorbo Join ‘The Return’

After Journey from TV’s ‘Hercules’ to Cinema’s ‘God’s Not Dead’ to the Book ‘They’re Your Kids,’ Sorbos Set Sights on National Revival

NEW YORK — Hollywood power couple Kevin and Sandra Lynn “Sam” Sorbo, who married after meeting on the set of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys — one of the highest-rated syndicated TV shows of the 1990s — are joining forces with “The Return: National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance, a likely pairing for the couple who are active Christians and routinely speak out for biblical values.

The Sorbos will join several thousands of Christians on an exciting journey to the National Mall in Washington, DC, on September 26 for a landmark gathering known as “The Return” — fueled by hundreds of churches across the world. The gathering will amplify “The Return” call for all pastors, churches and families from every denomination and background to lead the United States in turning from sin back to God.

A biomedical engineering student at Duke University turned model and actress, Sam Sorbo — a leading advocate for homeschooling — went on to write They’re Your Kids, arguing that teaching children about God is critical to their ethical growth.

“We need to be teaching children that there is good and evil, right and wrong and that they should aspire to things outside themselves,” Mrs. Sorbo told The Christian Post. “Godly values and more instruction can do that. God is Truth. He is the Word.”

The Sorbos have long proven a powerful team as Christian faith leaders. Families who missed the 1990s Hercules series may remember Mr. Sorbo from his on-screen role in God’s Not Dead (2014). It is no surprise that the Sorbos are supporting “The Return” in calling America to once again find her moral footing in God’s eternal word, not in the shifting sands of relativistic humanism.

New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Cahn, who serves as co-chair of “The Return” with Pastor Kevin Jessip, says that the timing for America to return to a righteous foundation is right now.

“This is the most critical time,” Cahn said. “It is crucial! If ever I sounded the shofar, it is now.

“America is in a time of shaking, but there is hope,” Cahn continued. “The Bible gives an answer to the question ‘Is there any hope?’ The only answer is revival, and revival only comes through repentance. This is what God meant when he said, ‘If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.’”  

Kevin and Sam Sorbo join dozens of other Christian leaders who support “The Return.” Leaders already on board include Mike Lindell, Michele Bachmann, Pat Boone, Dr. James Dobson, Mark Gonzales, Robert Morris, Marcus Lamb, John Kilpatrick, Pierre Bynum, Gen. William Boykin, Carter Conlon, Bishop Harry Jackson, Alveda King, Anne Graham Lotz, Pat and Gordon Robertson, Stephen E. Strang, E. W. Jackson and many more supporters listed at thereturn.org/faith-leaders/.

“The Return” is set for 40 days before the presidential election, and on the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, in the days of America’s founding and dedication to God. Surrounding the “The Day of Return” on Sept. 26 at the Washington Mall will be 10 days, known from ancient times as the Days of Awe, to be set as a special time of prayer and repentance from Sept. 18-28.

Cahn has recorded a special video about the event, which has over two million views. In addition, online resources are available, including videos and downloads for individuals, pastors and churches. Daily devotionals also encourage personal repentance and consecration.

Coordinated events within “The Return” movement will also take place throughout America’s cities, towns, houses of worship and homes, as well as in multiple countries around the world, as many believe the nation has been given a critical window of opportunity to repent and return to God.

The following Christian organizations are Partners of “The Return”Family TalkGateway ChurchHispanic Prayer NetworkHouse of David MinistriesIntercessors for AmericaJensine Bard MinistriesJohn Kilpatrick MinistriesNational Day of PrayerMuseum of the Bible and MyPillow.

Other Partners of “The Return” include 10 Days, All Pro Pastors International, A. Larry Ross Communications, America’s National Prayer Committee, Anne Graham Lotz & Angel Ministries, Assemblies of God, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Bless Every Home, Calvary Chapel, Capitol Hill Prayer Partners, CBN, Charisma Magazine, Church of God, Collide, CTN, Daystar Television Network, Engage Media Partners, EpicPay, Every Home for Christ, Family Research Council, Inciite Events, National Christian Foundation, Outreach, Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America, Redigging the Wells of Revival, World Evangelical Alliance, Pre-Born!, and Triple Horse Studios.

Visit The Return at www.TheReturn.org or call **pray (**7729) to register and learn more. Follow “The Return” on social media at Facebook: @ReturnEvent2020; Twitter: @2020_Return; and Instagram: @The_Return2020.

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